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Philadelphia Mayor bans indoor dining in his city and therefore travels to dine in Maryland

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A heavy criticism hit Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, whose photo went viral on Sunday. On the photo Kenney, not observing social distancing and other precautions, have lunch inside a friend's restaurant in Maryland.

Today, thanks to Kenney's efforts, the Philadelphia restaurant business is not allowed to serve customers inside the establishment.

Philadelphia restaurateur Marc Vetri reacted very violently to the abuse of power by Mayor Kenney and posted his opinion on this matter on Instagram.

"Glad you're enjoying indoor dining with no social distancing or mask wearing in Maryland tonight while restaurants here in Philly close, suffer and fight for every nickel just to survive. I guess all your press briefings and your narrative of unsafe indoor dining don't apply to you. Thank you for clearing it all up for us tonight,” Vetri wrote.

Mayor Jim Kenney later explained his act by the fact that in the district where he dined, there was a low level of COVID-19 infected.

"I felt the risk was low because the county I visited has had fewer than 800 COVID-19 cases, compared to over 33,000 cases in Philadelphia. Regardless, I understand the frustration," he said. "Restaurant owners are among the hardest hit by the pandemic. I’m sorry if my decision hurt those who’ve worked to keep their businesses going under difficult circumstances," he added. "Looking forward to reopening indoor dining soon and visiting my favorite spots."

 

Author: Usa Really